Happy New Year!
As you may have noticed, it’s been fairly quiet around here lately. 2012 was a bit of a tough year and so my blogging and internet life suffered as a result. Thank you to everyone who stuck around in spite of my frequent absences; you are a wonderfully patient bunch! You are one of the reasons I continually vow to do better.
In the spirit of New Year’s, I’ve made a few reading goals for 2013. I decided the other day that this will be the year I finally read Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard. I started this book many years ago but got sidetracked by school and never finished it. Since I live just a few miles from the actual Tinker Creek featured in the book I’m going to read it (appropriately) while sitting by the creek. (I’m a cold-weather wuss, though, so I’m going to wait until it warms up a bit first.) My tentative plan is to read it in May. If anyone would like to join me (literally or figuratively), drop me a line! I’d love the company.
My other reading goal is just a continuation of a reading goal I made a few years ago: read deliberately. 2012 was a great reading year. I read and reread a lot of fantastic books. I attribute that to the fact that I read very few books I didn’t really want to read. I trusted the recommendations of family and friends, put down books that didn’t capture my interest, and stopped feeling bad about returning books to the library unread. I need to work on releasing the ignored, unread books that I own, though. I think I’m going to start giving them a year. If I still haven’t read them then, they’re going in the donation pile.
And that’s it (for now)! What about you? Any reading goals for 2013?